AVHS Update-

Sun, Feb 14th *Updated Wed., Feb. 17 & again Sun., Feb 21

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AVHS seniors will return to hybrid model February 22 with grades 6-11!

AVHS 12th-grade students will be able to return to the hybrid learning model next Monday, February 22!


On Monday, February 22nd, Cohort A students will return to the building while Digital Academy students, last names A-K will join their classes via Zoom. On Tuesday, February 23rd, Cohort B students will return to the building while Digital Academy students, last names L-Z join their classes via Zoom. The entire schedule with graphics and a link for submitting frequently asked questions can be found here: https://www.smore.com/hw8n3-avhs-update


If your student is currently listed in Cohort A or B and would like to remain in Distance Learning for the remainder of the school year, please call 952-431-8218 to be added to the list.


Between February 20th and February 26th, families may request a change in their student's learning model for Trimester 3 by completing this survey:

CLICK HERE for English

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If you are satisfied with your student's current learning model (Hybrid or Digital) you DO NOT have to fill out this survey.


If you have questions, please CLICK HERE for Hybrid: Frequently Asked Questions.


We very much appreciate all of the efforts that supported our appeal to the Minnesota Department of Education and cannot wait to see the class of 2021 back at school next week. Take care. Be well. Go Eagles!


Drew Mons

Principal

Apple Valley High School

Message from the Principal *posted on 2.14.21

Dear Apple Valley High School Parents and Guardians,


I hope this message finds you well and warm on a frigid, February Sunday! A reminder that Monday, Feb. 15 is Presidents Day - a holiday for the entire school. Students will not attend classes on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Wednesday, Feb. 17 (state-required teacher planning days) but students will continue to work on already assigned work. Assigned work will not be due and new assignments will not be given on these two days. Thursday and Friday, February 18-19 will be the final two days of Distance Learning in our current schedule.


Starting Monday, Feb. 22nd, and Tuesday, Feb. 23rd grades 9, 10, 11 AND 12 will return in-person, in Cohort A (Monday and Thursday) and Cohort B (Tuesday and Friday) each week. Digital Academy students will join the classes via Zoom. Last names A-K will attend via Zoom on Monday and Thursday. Last names, L-Z Digital Academy will attend via Zoom on Tuesday and Friday.


Beginning this week, AVHS support staff will be reaching out to families identified by our data to invite students for in-person support from teachers on Wednesday, February 24th and Wednesday, March 3 from 9:30 am to 1:40 pm. Please see below for more information.


Lastly, as you can see above, our teachers have incredibly high expectations for themselves. They go to great lengths to build relationships with students and help them succeed.. I know this has happened across the world, but AVHS teachers are a special group when it comes to their care and commitment. Each week, I have the opportunity to see them in action in Zoom, in the building, and in after-school activities. Their dedication consistently inspires me and reminds me that they need our support and gratitude for all that they are doing. Please join me this week in taking some extra time to send an email, text, or phone call to let an AVHS teacher or other staff member know how much they are appreciated. Take care. Be Well. See you soon! And as always...Go Eagles!


Drew Mons

Principal

Apple Valley High School

Week of February 15 - All Students

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***Beginning February 22***

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In-Person Additional Support on Wednesdays

Beginning this week, AVHS support staff will be reaching out to families identified by our data to invite students for in-person support from teachers on Wednesday, February 24th and Wednesday, March 3 from 9:30 am to 1:40 pm.

  • To start, we will prioritize our 12th-grade students who need support to graduate and students in grades 9 to 11 who are close to earning credit in multiple classes that they are not currently passing.

  • AVHS Administration and the Student Assistance Team will reevaluate data every week which will allow us to add additional students to come before the trimester ends.

    • Families can decline the invitation if they do not feel comfortable with sending their student to school at this time.

    • AVHS Faculty and Staff are also available for virtual support via Schoology, E-mail, and Zoom on Wednesdays from 9:30 - 1:40.

  • Busing will be provided for students in the AVHS attendance area and breakfast and lunch will be served.

  • Space is limited for in-person intervention. Families will receive invitations this week and must respond/RSVP by Friday, Feb. 22. At that time, additional invitations will be sent out. Students may request intervention invitations directly from a teacher.

Cohort Change Request Information

To determine your student’s currently assigned learning cohort, please follow the steps below:

  • Log into Infinite Campus Portal (browser or app version)
  • Click on DOCUMENTS in the menu on the left
  • Then, click on FULL YEAR SCHEDULE
  • The cohort will be listed at the bottom left of the schedule grid


*Please note: we are still making adjustments to trimester three schedules. Class periods may change.


The cohort listed will be the cohort your student will be assigned upon our return to hybrid learning.

  • If this is your desired cohort, no action is necessary.
  • Students requesting to move from an in-person (Cohort A or Cohort B) to Digital Academy may do so beginning Friday, February 5, by contacting Student Services at 952-431-8218.
  • Students who wish to move from Digital Academy to in-person learning may complete a survey to request a change in their student's learning model for Trimester 3. The survey is open from Feb. 20th to Feb. 26th:
  • CLICK HERE for English

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    Halkan u guji afsoomaali


    If you are satisfied with your student's current learning model (Hybrid or Digital) you DO NOT have to fill out this survey.


    If you have questions, please CLICK HERE for Hybrid: Frequently Asked Questions.

USDA Approves Additional Nutrition Benefits

Families in our district who qualify for free or reduced-price meals are now eligible for additional emergency nutritional benefits offered from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.


If you have already qualified for free or reduced-price meals earlier this school year, you don’t need to do anything because your family will automatically receive these new benefits.


However, if your family income has been affected by the pandemic and you have not completed an Application for Education Benefits (free or reduced-price meal application) for this school year, please complete and submit your application by Feb. 28, 2021.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS.

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Sign Up for Wednesday, February 24th at 12 PM

AVHS Alumni will be inviting our black students to connect and process events from this past year while also forming connections to black professionals. It is the hope that this will be a monthly event that empowers and inspires students as they reflect on their plans after graduation.


Our two AVHS Alumni who founded this event, “Your Melanin is Gold,” are Tierra Bunnell, Entrepreneur, Life Coach and 2010 Graduate of AVHS and Jordan Crockett, Sales Accountant, Police Conduct Oversight Committee Member and 2011 Graduate of AVHS. Other AVHS Alumni will be part of this event as our breakout room facilitators.


Sign up via this Google Form. A Zoom link and reminder will be sent to students prior to the event.

Senior Party Information

The plan for Graduation 2021 is to hold our graduation ceremony at Mariucci Arena on the U of MN campus on Saturday, June 5, at 1 pm. The ceremony will be held if public health guidelines permit.

The Senior Party Planning Committee is now accepting registrations for the all-night party planned for June 5 - 6. For more information about the senior party, please visit the Senior Information Page of the AVHS website. (Found under "Families").


Additionally, the Senior Party Planning Committee is partnering with local restaurant Rascals this Thursday night to raise funds for the party. You can find more information about the Rascals fundraiser here.

Parking Permits Now On Sale for Trimester 3

Parking permits are on sale for Trimester 3. District 196 will charge pro-rated parking rates to reflect the number of days that students attend school in-person. For AVHS, the Trimester 3 parking pass costs $24 and is available for purchase at MyPaymentsPlus.


There are no parking passes required for the last few weeks of Trimester 2 (February 22 - March 15.)

Who Do I Go To For Help?

Text Message Updates

Texts are delivered via SchoolMessenger, the mass notification service the district uses for phone calls and email messages. Parents must opt-in to receive text messages. Standard message and data rates may apply.


GETTING STARTED

  • Text Y to 67587, you will receive a confirmation message stating you are registered to receive SchoolMessenger notifications via text.
  • For help information, text HELP to 67587.

  • To opt-out at any time, text STOP to 67587.


*Only SMS numbers listed as Guardians in the Infinite Campus student information system can receive texts.

**If you do not receive a confirmation message of what appears to be an error message, it most likely means that short code texting is not enabled on your wireless plan.